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When you install a flagstone patio, this will not only offer a big boost to your landscape but it will also leave a lasting impression on your guests or customers. This is because flagstone patios provide a natural feel for your landscape. Rather than using the old and boring paver blocks or cement, flagstone patios can add uniqueness to your backyard making it unique and interesting. It is commonly used for small retaining walls, patios, and walkways. The natural stones have jagged edges that provide your outdoor space with a defined but rustic appearance. Get started today, dial (760) 993-3837 for free quotes from our expert patio contractors.
It is advisable to seek the help of a qualified masonry contractor Escondido to install your flagstone patio. However, if you choose to do it yourself (which is not recommended), there are a few steps you need to follow.
You should begin by measuring the length and width of the space where you would like to install the flagstone patios. Ensure that you mark the edges using spray paint. Determine the square footage of the space by multiplying the length with the width. The measurement will give you an idea of the flagstone footage that is needed. You can now contact your materials suppliers to order for the supplies required for the project.
Using a shovel, dig around 3 to 6 inches while turning the dirt instead of putting it aside. After digging the area and turning the soil, use a stone rake to break down the clumps of dirt. Rake the area smoothly and remove any grass.
In the space provided, lay a flagstone piece. Keep turning the flagstone from one side to the other until it gets into the dirt. Ensure that the flagstone is flat using a level. The flagstone should be slightly pitched away from structures to prevent water from pooling against the foundation. It should, however, be level to a point where you sit on or comfortably walk on. Using a hammer’s butt end, put dirt around the stone’s edges. You can stand on it to prevent it from wobbling.
Lay some more flagstone pieces next to the pieces where you set in the dirt. Turn these until there the widths of the gaps are less than two fingers wide. Knock off the corners of the flagstones using a brick set and hammer to ensure that they fit better. However, you should leave the edges looking natural. Using a level, check pieces to ensure that they remain flat even as they maintain a slight pitch to help water flow away from any structure. Again, pack dirt around the flagstone pieces’ edge using a hammer. Keep repeating this process, until you install all flagstones to the prepared space.
Ensure that any excess dirt between the flagstone’s cracks is removed. You can use an adjustable hose nozzle to clean those flagstones off. Set the home on a light spray. Allow the flagstones to dry well for several hours before you can walk on it.
Contact the Experts
If you need excellent results, you need to engage a professional masonry contractor Escondido. One of the reputed names when it comes to the installation of flagstone patios is Escondido Concrete And Masonry. When you contact us, we will not only complete your project fast but we will also do it professionally. Call us today on (760) 993-3837 to discuss your project.